So it's that time of year again when time seems to be going by too quickly, Christmas is just around the corner and you still haven't bought one present! I absolutely love love love buying presents for people so naturally I have most of my shopping finished but I thought I'd put together a quick last minute gift guide to give you some ideas and make fighting the Christmas crowds that little bit less stressful.
For the GirlsI'll start with the easiest person to buy for, your sister, girlfriend, aunt, cousin and any other female friends. With most girls you can pretty much hit the mark with something cute and pretty think Cath Kidston and scented candles.
Floral Wash Bag www.cathkidston.com
If you're in the mood to spoil someone...www.prada.com
Chloé by Chloé is a gorgeous scent that's rich and light at the same time. I'm so bad at describing scents but it's definitely not sweet or floral and makes for a safe purchase. I'd recommend giving it a sniff yourself to see if it seems like the kind your girl would wear.
If your 'giftee' has a Pandora charm bracelet then this cute little reindeer is a beautiful idea. This is just one of my favourites but Pandora have plenty of Christmas themed charms to choose from.
A sparkly top during the Christmas period can never go amiss and this one is from www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk.
'IT' -Alexa Chung
So many makeup brands are bringing out festive holiday gift sets, this one here's from MAC.
These two tech accessories are from www.asos.com.
For the Boys
If you've got the money to spend Beats by Dre are a great surprise for a music lover, and if he isn't a fan of the over-the-ear option why not opt for speakers or ear-buds.
DIY Robot Speaker from ASOS. www.asos.com
Christmas Tree cuff-links from www.amazon.co.uk.
Apparently SuperDry is a safe store to buy for your guy for casual wear. www.superdry.com
Shirt from Abercrombie & Fitch. www.abercrombie.com
Hip Flask from www.riverisland.com.
A Christmas Jumper! www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
Why not give your guy a scent you secretly love..
For Mothers and Grandmothers
Scented candles from Jo Malone www.jomalone.com
I've heard great things about the Laura Mercier Body Soufflé collection and this sample of the four main scents in lovely glass jars is a perfect tester gift. www.lauramercier.com
Along with the best french toast and sausages ever Avoca do beautiful mohair and cashmere blend throws that are still woven in their mill in the village of Avoca. www.avoca.ie
The Prevage line from Elizabeth Arden has gotten some seriously great reviews and while pricey, it's said to be worth every penny. www.elizabetharden.com
I don't know about you but my Nanna loves a nice brooch and this Grace Kelly inspired one from Newbridge Silverware is beautiful. www.newbridgesilverware.com They also do great Christmas baubles.
For Dads and Grandpas
Ok, I find getting the right gift for your old man is the hardest quest of all during the holiday season never mind finding your Christmas Day outfit!
These two books are a must for dads who somehow manage to burn toast.
A good quality, warm and cosy jumper is always an option. www.tommy.com
If he's into golfing or sport why not get him some lightweight and comfortable gear? www.store.nike.com
Ted Baker Wallet Set. www.tedbaker.com
Merino Cashmere Tartan Scarf. www.barbour.com
A few years ago I got my dad the Only Fools and Horses box set and he really enjoyed it. It's nice to have something to sit down together as a family to and watch.
Right well these are just a few of my recommendations if you're doing some last minute Christmas shopping, hopefully this guide came in helpful!
Thanks for reading,